Massachusetts Senate passes bill for greater regulation of amusement rides, excludes carousels

Posted Friday, June 6, 2014 7:38 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The bill (S 1184), which passed without debate and now goes to the House, updates the standards of licensure that owners of amusement devices must meet, clarifies the authority of the state public safety commissioner to regulate the devices, provides mandatory accident reporting procedures, requires emergency medical personnel at amusement parks with over 35 rides and increases the insurance coverage required of owners to $2 million per ride from $1 million.

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